View Full Version : Vacuum sealer direction
07-24-2012, 10:17 AM
I was wondering if you guys have thoughts on a good vacuum sealer. Should I get a more expensive model or just go grab a foodsaver at goodwill.
07-24-2012, 10:45 AM
I own the Foodsaver V3835 and wish I didn't.
Wastes bag material, very tempermental, everything needs to be perfect before sealing and even then sometimes it still won't accept the bag.
I think Foodsaver is a good brand but the upright model is a poor design.
I would like to try the Vacmaster VP-112 chamber sealer but at $650.00 or so probably won't.
07-24-2012, 11:18 AM
Kind of depends on the context and depth of wallet--light and occasional home use versus using everyday like food storage versus a real catering/foodservice operation. Foodsaver works well for the occasional user like myself, bought an slightly better moder for about $250
07-24-2012, 11:32 AM
I want a minipack 31. Vacmaster 112 is very popular. Then of course their are food savers. Ziplocks submerged in water to the edge and sealed work. Anyway that is the range high to low. Totally depends on budget and what you want to do with it.
07-24-2012, 12:07 PM
I never thought of the submerge trick, it's a great idea and I will use it, thanks!
07-24-2012, 12:33 PM
I'd just be using it to freeze meat and sous vide. This year we started doing alot of stuff from the farmers market and garden so it go me thinking about stepping my game up from ziplocks
07-24-2012, 01:54 PM
This thread may help rahimlee54
Glad I could give you a helpful idea Spike.
07-29-2012, 05:05 PM
I've had two foodsavers and neither was worth the powder to blow them up. I just bought one at Costco to process all the Tuna from our last fishing trip and the thing is already malfunctioning and many of my seals are failing. I had to go back and double bag every thing. Back to Costco it goes.
When I buy another I think I'll get one from Cabela's. They used to have a double pump model.
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